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Moore-Haines family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-083
Identifier: SFHL-SC-083


This collection is composed of papers and correspondence of several generations of the Moore and Haines family. Included is genealogical data, correspondence between Lindley Moore and Abigail Mott Moore at Nine Partners and Abby's mother Ann Mott, recounting details of the Hicksote controversy, and letters written by Abby Moore to her daughter Mary H. Moore at Westtown School. An account of the life and death of Mary H. Moore is also included, as well as a letter from Lindley Moore to Elba Monthly Meeting, New York, attesting to the importance of silent worship and requesting permission to hold weekly meetings in a private home. Also included are letters between Emmor and Ann Mott Haines, from his father Reuben, and to other members of his family. Letters addressed to Alfred and Emily (Potter) Haines from members of their family describe London Yearly Meeting and impressions of English Friends. Another letter is written on a daily program from Friends Academy, dated 1863.


  • Creation: 1812-1886


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Abigail L. Mott, daughter of Adam and Ann Mott, was born in 1795, a birthright Quaker. In 1813 she married Lindley M. Moore (1788-1871), the son of Samuel and Rachel Moore. Their daughter, Mary H. Moore (1825-1844), died just months after her marriage to Elijah Pope. Another daughter, Ann Mott Moore, born in 1818, married Emmor Haines, son of Reuben and Anna Haines, in 1843. Their oldest son, Alfred Haines, was born in 1846 and married Emily Potter, the daughter of William and Martha Potter. Alfred Haines was the grandfather of William S. Haines, born in 1910.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--William S. Haines. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1982.

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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